Borax is one of those products that I always have on hand because it has so many uses. Borax is also known as sodium tetraborate. It's white, soft crystals and dissolves easily in water, making it easy to use for cleaning.
I use a cup of it in my homemade laundry detergent, and I use it for cleaning. I add a few tablespoons to my mop bucket to clean and deodorize my floors when I mop. Whether you're new to using Borax or have been using it, I found some great recipes for you to try. I haven't tried the dishwashing tabs, but I want to soon. I use Borax to clean my dishwasher because it does such a great job!